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Theme for piece

  • Whitman Archive Title: Theme for piece
  • Whitman Archive ID: duk.00045
  • Repository ID: MS q 22
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Trent Collection of Whitmaniana, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Date: about 1869
  • Genre: poetry
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: An outline for a poem on various types of music, potentially related to "Proud Music of the Storm" and/or "The Mystic Trumpeter." The poem "The Mystic Trumpeter" was first published in The Kansas Magazine of February 1872. "Proud Music of the Storm" was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in February 1869. The reverse contains cancelled notes about a stanza to describe a triumphal instrumental and vocal chorus corresponding to that of man triumphing over temptation and weakness.

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